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Mikkeller Hop Series Nugget

Formerly brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: India Pale Ale (IPA)
Copenhagen, Denmark
Serve in Shaker, Tulip


on tap

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RATINGS: 191   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41   IBU: 95   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
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This beer is a part of a Single Hop IPA series by Mikkeller. We created this series to showcase hop varieties on their own. This gives the consumer the possibility of smelling and tasting the unique characteristics of each variety and hopefully helping to educate people about the wonderful world of hops. For each beer, the single hop variety was used in the same weight for bittering, aroma and flavor and for dry hopping. All 19 varieties of single hop beers in this series were brewed the same week and with malts from the same batches and the same yeast and fermentation temperatures. This is done to better compare the characteristics of the different hop varieties.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
musinj6 (415) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - DEC 4, 2011
3rd of the MIkkeller single hop series that I’ve tried. Pours a cloudy, honey colored IPA with frothy head. Strongly hoppy aroma with spruce predominant with perhaps a very faint hint of banana. Very bitter throughout entire experience, lingering on the palate. Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Good beer. Not a hope varietal I would normally enjoy alone, but can be appreciated for the added bitterness it can contribute to a good beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
jmohno (1137) - Iowa, USA - NOV 29, 2011
UPDATED: DEC 20, 2011 Orange light brownish color,hazy,floaties, thick low creamy head, tastes richly as it looks. Full mouthfeel. Aroma is: Somewhat low( whats the bottleing date?,hmm nobody knows- how we suppose to analyze these not knowing a freshness date on an ipa?Not caring for the no bottleing date. ANYWAY There is that typical pastry like breadiness with the malt, as far as hops it seems to be pretty subtle mild earth,herbal,and spice maybe some hints of fruit- pine, but maybe if i knew how fresh this was id be able to tell if its suppose to be sublte or intense so im going to assume nugget hops are subtle in aroma. Flavor of this is really good im going to assume but already know this is a good malt based beer,but the hops seem to be complimenting this malt well, it seems pretty well rounded maybe refined and the bittering just pairs with this malt sweetness perfectly. I would say its a well-rounded kind of bitterness,im picking up herbal spice ripe fruit sweet carmel malt vanilla.Just a great bittering finish.Then again it kind of resinates in your mouth and lingers Overall in terms of hop flavor in general, i would say herbal/hoppy almost robust but grassy smooth is this hops flavor. Im a sucker for the far ends of sweet and spice though.I think herbal and sweet malt are polar opposites that compliment each other well.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hopdog (9189) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 13, 2011
Bottle. Cloudy amber color with a large sized off white head. Aromas of floral hops, pine, and grass. Tastes of caramel, pine and citrus.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mora2000 (5856) - McKinney, Texas, USA - NOV 5, 2011
Thanks to bu11zeye for sharing this bottle. The beer pours an orange color with a white head. The aroma is full of resinous pine and orange citrus notes. Definitely the aroma of a hoppy beer. The flavor follows suit. I get a lot of orange citrus as well as some pine notes. There is also some light perfume in the aroma and some biscuit malt. Low bitterness. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GJF (1279) - Mount Vernon, Iowa, USA - NOV 2, 2011
Reddish pour. Big fluffy head. Very fresh aroma. Pine and citrus. Flavor pretty much the same, pine, orange, and a fresh leafy quality. Bitter finish. Kind of raw, but lots of good flavors.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
argo0 (11661) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 29, 2011
33cl bottle. Large beige head atop clear amber body, nice lacing. Aroma is medium sweet, grapefruit, some lemon, light spicy, bread. Taste is moderately sweet, grapefruit, some pine/lemon, light bread. Medium body, light resin.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
wlajwl (4066) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - OCT 21, 2011
Slightly juicy hops in the aroma as well as a bit earthy. The flavor is citrus, a bit of yeast and earthy with a dry finish. Not spectacular but cleans up well.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
igniztion (313) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - OCT 21, 2011
Bottle 330ml courtesy of Meilby. Pours cloudy amber with offwhite head. Aroma slight caramel, hay, some grass notes. Taste is light sweet, very bitter. Medium body, thin, average carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Meilby (8271) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - OCT 21, 2011
Bottle 330ml @ igniztion
Pours hazy deep golden with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, caramel, grassy, herbs and spices. Taste is medium sweet and heavy bitter. Body is medium, texture is thin to oily, carbonation is soft.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ibrew2or3 (7107) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - OCT 10, 2011
330mL bottle generously sent across the pond by stobbe74. The bottle pours copper with gold edges and a bit hazy when the yeasty sediment is involved. The hop laden liquid supports a near white sort of head. The aroma offers spiciness and then I pick up some grapefruit followed by bitter smelling almost pine resiny hops. The taste has a nice wad of spicy goodness and then picks up faint levels of both grapefruit citrus like hops and a bit of floral too.

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